The most fundamental principle, the basic program of all life, is to save energy. Whatever you do, whatever you like, whatever feels good for you, these are all psychological responses that show you how to be more energy efficient.
Life craves energy, and subconsciously you’ll always choose the path of least resistance because of that. That’s why high-calorie food tastes better, why whenever your beliefs are questioned you naturally refuse any arguments, and why people feel more depressed when there is no sunshine outside.
But what is the source of our energy? How can we gain more energy? How can we raise our consciousness and increase our intelligence?
Nikola Tesla perfectly concluded the main, most fundamental source of human energy, and how to increase our energy and evolve as a species:
First let us ask: Whence comes all the motive power? What is the spring that drives all? We see the ocean rise and fall, the rivers flow, the wind, rain, hail, and snow beat on our windows, the trains and steamers come and go; we hear the rattling noise of carriages, the voices from the street; we feel, smell, and taste; and we think of all this. And all this movement, from the surging of the mighty ocean, to that subtle movement concerned in our thought, has but one common cause.All this energy emanates from one single center, one single source, the sun. The sun is the spring that drives all. The sun maintains all human life and supplies all human energy.
3 Steps for Cultivating Your Energy
The following will make you understand almost everything about Nikola Tesla’s lifestyle; why he was vegan, why he was obsessed with free energy, why he despised ignorance and imbeciles. But how can we increase human energy? There are 3 steps.
1. Increasing the Human Mass
In order to increase energy, we have to think in terms of speed. If for example, there is a train and you add one more wagon, 3 things can happen. Either the wagon travels at the same velocity as the train, in which case the speed of the train will slightly increase. The wagon has a lesser velocity, in which case the whole train will decrease its speed. Or the wagon has a higher velocity, in which case the whole train will significantly increase its speed. We can think of it like this:
If there is a family with children of the same degree of enlightenment as the parents, that is, mass of the ‘same velocity’, the energy will simply increase proportionately to the number added. If they are less intelligent or advanced, or mass of ‘smaller velocity’, there will be a very slight gain in the energy; but if they are further advanced, or mass of ‘higher velocity’, then the new generation will add very considerably to the sum total of human energy.
In Nikola Tesla’s opinion, building muscle mass (with weights) is “equivalent to adding mass of ‘smaller velocity’, and I would not commend it” but moderate exercise “ensuring the right balance between mind and body, and the highest efficiency of performance, is, of course, a prime requirement”.
Food is one of the most important elements of increasing your mass. What we consider as food is just processed sunlight. Plants, with their photosynthesis, combine carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, and bind them through sunlight, forming the CHO molecule (fat) that we consume through food and burn for energy. However, the actual energy comes from freeing the photons of light between the chemical bond. That’s what produces heat. That’s what gives calories, which are stored photons. We eat sunlight for energy!
Fruits, vegetables, meat; everything that we eat has consumed the CHO (carbohydrate) molecules that the plants created. The energy that we consume through our food is actually the very same energy – or sunlight – that the plants used to forge these elements together.
When we eat meat, we are actually eating already consumed, unused CHO molecules (unused because CHO is only created through photosynthesis). It’s second hand CHO in a way. Consuming CHO directly from plants, fruits and vegetables is equivalent to adding a mass of ‘higher velocity’,
It is certainly preferable to raise vegetables, and I think, therefore, that vegetarianism is a commendable departure from the established barbarous habit. That we can subsist on plant food and perform our work even to advantage is not a theory, but a well-demonstrated fact. Many races living almost exclusively on vegetables are of superior physique and strength. There is no doubt that some plant food, such as oatmeal, is more economical than meat, and superior to it in regard to both mechanical and mental performance.
The consumption of second-hand food is one of the main limits we put on ourselves for evolving as a race into more intelligent, kind, and less animal-like species. Nikola Tesla says:
To free ourselves from animal instincts and appetites, which keep us down, we should begin at the very root from which we spring: we should effect a radical reform in the character of the food.Gambling, business rush, and excitement, particularly on the exchanges, are causes of much mass reduction.Whisky, wine, tea coffee, tobacco, and other such stimulants are responsible for the shortening of the lives of many, and ought to be used with moderation. But I do not think that rigorous measures of suppression of habits followed through many generations are commendable. It is wiser to preach moderation than abstinence.
Consume food that’s closer to the sun, avoid unnecessary enlargements of your body that invariably use more energy, avoid energy wasting habits and unhealthy addictions that serve solely to your ego. Each man who practices this advice adds a ‘wagon’ with higher velocity to the ‘human train’ that we all are.
2. Reducing the Force That’s Holding Back the Human Mass
The force which retards the onward movement of man is partly frictional and partly negative.To illustrate this distinction I may name, for example, ignorance, stupidity, and imbecility as some of the purely frictional forces, or resistances devoid of any directive tendency.On the other hand, visionariness, insanity, self-destructive tendency, religious fanaticism, and the like, are all forces of a negative character, acting in definite directions.To reduce or entirely overcome these dissimilar retarding forces, radically different methods must be employed. One knows, for instance, what a fanatic may do, and one can take preventive measures, can enlighten, convince, and, possibly direct him, turn his vice into virtue; but one does not know, and never can know, what a brute or an imbecile may do, and one must deal with him as with a mass, inert, without mind; let loose by the mad elements.A negative force always implies some quality, not infrequently a high one, though badly directed, which it is possible to turn to good advantage; but a directionless, frictional force involves unavoidable loss. Evidently then, the first and general answer to the above question is: turn all negative force in the right direction and reduce all frictional force.